Xiaomi introduced the Xiaomi 13 Ultra handset today, and we’re here to take a closer look at its specifications. We’ve already talked about the device in our original announcement article, in case you’d like to check that out.
Before we get down to specs, it’s worth noting that this is the most powerful handset in the company’s Xiaomi 13 series. The other two phones are also high-end offerings, but the ‘Ultra’ takes the crown.
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra comes with an outstanding list of specifications, to say the least
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra combines its metal-clad frame with a vegan leather backplate. The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which is Qualcomm’s most powerful processor. That is the same chip the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro are using. The phone also includes Loop LiquidCool technology.
Xiaomi combines that with either 12GB or 16GB of LPPDR5X RAM, and 256GB, 512GB or 1TB of UFS 4.0 flash storage in this device. The 12GB RAM model comes with 256GB of storage, while the 16GB RAM model will be available in both 512GB and 1TB storage flavors.
A large LTPO AMOLED display is included, which is also the brightest display on the market
A 6.73-inch WQHD+ (3200 x 1440) LTPO AMOLED display is in use here. That display offers an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz (1-120Hz), and it is curved. It also supports HDR10+ content, and has Dolby Vision support. Its touch sampling rate is 240Hz, while 1920Hz PWM dimming is also included. This display has a peak brightness of 2,600 nits, which makes it the brightest display in the market. Gorilla Glass Victus protects the phone’s display, we just don’t know the exact version of it.
A 5,000mAh battery sits inside the phone. So it’s a bit bigger than the unit inside the Xiaomi 13 Pro (4,820mAh). The Xiaomi 13 Ultra supports 90W wired and 50W wireless charging, in addition to offering support for 10W reverse wireless charging. A charger is included in the box, by the way. You can charge up this battery to 100% in only 35 minutes, says Xiaomi. There is also a special mode that activates when your phone drops to 1% charge, which will keep it alive for 60 minutes. The phone also includes the Surge G1 battery management chip, and the Surge P2, a charging power and speed management chip.
Four 50MP cameras sit on the back, led by a 1-inch camera from Sony with variable aperture support
There are four cameras on the back of this phone, and one on the front. A 50-megapixel main camera (1-inch Sony IMX989 sensor, 1.6um pixel size, 3.2um 4-in-1 Super Pixel, f/1.9-f/4.0 variable aperture, HyperOIS, 8P aspherical lens) sits on the back. Just to be clear, this is a two-stop aperture. There are three additional 50-megapixel cameras included on the back, ultrawide, telephoto, and periscope telephoto units. All three utilize the Sony IMX858 sensor, and all cameras on the back of the phone have Leica’s lenses on them.
A 50-megapixel ultrawide camera offers an f/1.8 aperture, and a 122-degree FoV (12mm lens). It also serves as a macro camera (5cm macro). The phone’s 50-megapixel telephoto camera has an f/1.8 aperture, and OIS support. The last camera on the back is a 50-megapixel “super-telephoto” unit with an aperture of f/3.0 and OIS support. Both Leica Vibrant and Leica Authentic shooting modes are available, along with a ton of Leica filters. A Pro Mode is, of course, also included here.
A single 32-megapixel camera (0.7um pixel size, 1.4um 4-in-1 Super Pixel, f/2.0 aperture, Dynamic Framing, Night mode, Portrait mode, HDR) can be found on the phone’s front side.
The device is IP68 certified, while it has an in-display fingerprint scanner & heart rate monitoring
The phone is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance, while it has two SIM card slots (2x nano SIM). It also supports Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity. An optical in-display fingerprint scanner is also a part of the package, the same goes for under-display heart rate tracking. Android 13 comes pre-installed, along with Xiaomi’s MIUI 14 skin. Xiaomi even offers USB 3.2 with the Xiaomi 13 Ultra.
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra comes in three color options to global markets, black, white, and green.